The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 489 547 484
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -63
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 108 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 0.73% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 19
Average daily rate
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£401 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £398 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 101 £401 - 13
London -1 29 £310 -31.11% 5
South East 0 24 £425 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -21 18 £401 -
Surrey - 16 - -
West Midlands -10 15 £450 +7.14%
York -3 11 £401 -
North Yorkshire -6 11 £401 -
East of England +20 10 £406 +1.56%
City of London +8 7 £550 +37.50% 2
West Yorkshire -5 7 £375 -
Shropshire -10 7 £450 +7.14%
Berkshire +9 6 £275 - 7
Leeds -1 6 £375 -
Telford -10 6 £450 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £388 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £475 -
Scotland - 3 £500 -
Birmingham -8 2 £380 -15.55%
Cambridge - 2 £388 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Colchester +9 1 £425 +6.25%
Essex +2 1 £425 +6.25%
Kent - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 239 (99.58%) F5
2 210 (87.50%) Cisco
3 192 (80.00%) Firewall
4 173 (72.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 148 (61.67%) CheckPoint
6 147 (61.25%) Cisco Certification
7 132 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
8 122 (50.83%) CCNP
9 113 (47.08%) Blue Coat
10 107 (44.58%) Juniper
10 107 (44.58%) OSPF
11 106 (44.17%) Load Balancing
12 103 (42.92%) DNS
13 99 (41.25%) BIG-IP
14 96 (40.00%) Network Security
15 95 (39.58%) Cisco IOS
16 91 (37.92%) DHCP
17 89 (37.08%) BGP
18 85 (35.42%) VMware
19 74 (30.83%) CCSE
20 70 (29.17%) Infoblox
21 66 (27.50%) Citrix
22 65 (27.08%) NetScreen
23 62 (25.83%) Cisco Nexus
24 60 (25.00%) ITIL
25 59 (24.58%) E-Commerce
26 58 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
27 57 (23.75%) SolarWinds
28 53 (22.08%) Linux
29 49 (20.42%) Finance

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.25%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.25%) IIS
1 3 (1.25%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.83%) Apache
3 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.42%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 7 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (9.17%) RMDS
2 5 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
2 2 (0.83%) PaaS
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (80.00%) Firewall
2 173 (72.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 132 (55.00%) Cisco ASA
4 107 (44.58%) OSPF
5 103 (42.92%) DNS
6 99 (41.25%) BIG-IP
7 96 (40.00%) Network Security
8 95 (39.58%) Cisco IOS
9 91 (37.92%) DHCP
10 89 (37.08%) BGP
11 65 (27.08%) NetScreen
12 62 (25.83%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (18.75%) DMVPN
14 43 (17.92%) VPN
15 40 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 40 (16.67%) WAN
16 38 (15.83%) Wireless
17 37 (15.42%) MPLS
18 36 (15.00%) VoIP
19 30 (12.50%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.00%) MySQL
2 3 (1.25%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.83%) OLTP
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 49 (20.42%) Finance
2 9 (3.75%) Retail
2 9 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.92%) Games
4 5 (2.08%) Banking
5 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.25%) Back Office
6 3 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.83%) Billing
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (38.75%) Network Engineer
2 47 (19.58%) Consultant
3 38 (15.83%) Network Specialist
4 35 (14.58%) Security Specialist
5 34 (14.17%) Network Consultant
5 34 (14.17%) Network Security Specialist
6 21 (8.75%) Architect
7 17 (7.08%) Firewall Consultant
8 13 (5.42%) Network Architect
8 13 (5.42%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (5.00%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.58%) Analyst
10 11 (4.58%) Network Security Consultant
11 9 (3.75%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.50%) Network Design Engineer
12 6 (2.50%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
12 6 (2.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (2.50%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.50%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.17%) Rendezvous
2 14 (5.83%) CSS
3 7 (2.92%) Web Services
4 6 (2.50%) Middleware
5 3 (1.25%) Java EE
5 3 (1.25%) JSON
5 3 (1.25%) SOAP
5 3 (1.25%) XSD
5 3 (1.25%) WSDL
5 3 (1.25%) REST
6 1 (0.42%) JMS
6 1 (0.42%) XML
6 1 (0.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (14.17%) Thin Client
2 34 (14.17%) Fat Client
3 21 (8.75%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.58%) CESG
4 11 (4.58%) PKI
4 11 (4.58%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.33%) User Experience
6 7 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.50%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.50%) Online Games
8 4 (1.67%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.25%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.42%) Tandem
11 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.08%) Linux
2 26 (10.83%) Windows
3 12 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.58%) Windows Phone 8
4 11 (4.58%) Windows Phone
4 11 (4.58%) Android
5 8 (3.33%) UNIX
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) CentOS
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (44.17%) Load Balancing
2 60 (25.00%) ITIL
3 59 (24.58%) E-Commerce
4 46 (19.17%) Service Management
5 35 (14.58%) Network Architecture
6 31 (12.92%) Network Design
7 26 (10.83%) Mentoring
8 24 (10.00%) Change Management
9 19 (7.92%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (6.67%) Network Management
11 15 (6.25%) Incident Management
12 14 (5.83%) Line Management
13 12 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (4.58%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (4.58%) Configuration Management
15 9 (3.75%) Service Delivery
16 7 (2.92%) Project Management
16 7 (2.92%) Scrum
16 7 (2.92%) Kanban
16 7 (2.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.83%) C
2 6 (2.50%) Lisp
3 4 (1.67%) Java
4 3 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (61.25%) Cisco Certification
2 122 (50.83%) CCNP
3 74 (30.83%) CCSE
4 26 (10.83%) CISSP
5 24 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 23 (9.58%) CCIE
7 22 (9.17%) Degree
8 17 (7.08%) SC Cleared
9 14 (5.83%) CCNA
10 11 (4.58%) CCSA
11 9 (3.75%) CCDP
12 6 (2.50%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.08%) CCSP
14 2 (0.83%) HP ASE
15 1 (0.42%) HP MASE
15 1 (0.42%) ACSP
15 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
15 1 (0.42%) JNCIA
15 1 (0.42%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.08%) SLA
2 8 (3.33%) QA
3 3 (1.25%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) GPG13
System Software
1 58 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.08%) XenServer
3 15 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (5.42%) vSphere
5 11 (4.58%) Firmware
6 10 (4.17%) ProxySG
7 5 (2.08%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.25%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.25%) vCloud
9 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.42%) XenApp
9 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (5.83%) RANCID
2 13 (5.42%) OPNET
3 7 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.08%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.08%) Puppet
4 5 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.67%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.83%) OpenView
7 2 (0.83%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 239 (99.58%) F5
2 210 (87.50%) Cisco
3 148 (61.67%) CheckPoint
4 113 (47.08%) Blue Coat
5 107 (44.58%) Juniper
6 85 (35.42%) VMware
7 70 (29.17%) Infoblox
8 66 (27.50%) Citrix
9 57 (23.75%) SolarWinds
10 45 (18.75%) HP
11 37 (15.42%) Imperva
12 36 (15.00%) TippingPoint
13 25 (10.42%) NetScout
14 24 (10.00%) Bloomberg
15 22 (9.17%) TIBCO
15 22 (9.17%) BMC
15 22 (9.17%) Tufin
15 22 (9.17%) LogLogic
16 21 (8.75%) Tradeweb
16 21 (8.75%) Radianz
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